From a Fable About Following One’s Dream

I’ve finished re-reading The Alchemist, one of my favourite books, a few weeks ago and I just want to share these conversations-turned-quotes to everyone (especially to those who still haven’t read the book):

“When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person realize his dream.”

“We make a lot of detours, but we’re always heading for the same destination.”

“When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.”

“The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.”

“If what one finds is made of pure matter, it will never spoil and one can always come back. If what one had found was only a moment of light, one would find nothing on his return.”

“The secret is in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better.”

“When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives everyday the sun rises.”

“Most seems to have a clear idea of how other people should leave their lives, but none about his or her own.”

“When someone sees the same people everyday, they wind up becoming a part of that person’s life. And then they want the person to change. If someone isn’t what others want them to be, the others become angry.”

“The world’s greatest lie is that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.”

“People see the world in terms of what they would like to see happen, not what actually does.”

“Beauty is the great seducer of men.”

“Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.”

“People need not fear the unknown if they are capable of achieving what they need and want.”

“When you want something with all your heart, that’s when you are closest to the Soul of the World. It’s always a positive force.”

“It’s only those who are persistent, and are willing to study things deeply, who achieve the Master Work.”

“It’s not what enters men’s mouths that’s evil; it’s what comes out of their mouths that is.”

“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”

“People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams because they feel that they don’t deserve them, or that they’ll be unable to achieve them.”


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